Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Original Man of Straw?

The possibly eponymous and most emphatically pusillanimous Jack Straw attended the Iraq Inquiry this week. It transpires that he sent a letter marked “secret and personal” to Tony Blair expressing his concerns about the impending war in Iraq. Patently, he was not concerned enough to resign from his post on a point of principle.
What amused me, however, was the thought that he might have abbreviated “secret and personal” and addressed the letter to Blair as “Sap”.
Coming from Jack (the man of) Straw, that really would plumb new depths of cynicism.
Maybe we can hold an inquiry to find out the truth. We seem to be holding inquiries for just about everything else.

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